Thursday 03 May 2012
Sir John Quinton, the first chairman of the Premier League, has died aged 82.
A Tottenham supporter who was a season-ticket holder at White Hart Lane, Sir John became chairman of the newly-formed Premier League in 1991 and stayed in the role until 1999.
Sir John rose to prominence in the banking sector, becoming chairman of Barclays Bank in 1987 and earning a knighthood in 1990.
After leaving Barclays in the early 1990s, Sir John became chairman of house builders Wimpey and a director of the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
In 1995 he became chairman of the Metropolitan Police Committee.
At various times he was president of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and chairman of the CBI's economic and financial policy committee, the advisory council of the London Enterprise Agency and the British Olympic Appeal.
He also served as treasurer of Business in the Community. He was a trustee of the Royal Academy and Westminster Abbey and a governor of the Ditchley Foundation and the Royal Shakespeare Company.